Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman

Famous For: her fight against slavery, helping slaves by serving as the conductor on the Underground Railroad, and fighting for the rights of women. After escaping slavery in 1949, Harriet traveled North. She became a conductor for the Underground Railroad. Over 10 years, she made 19 dangerous rescue trips, saving over 300 slaves. Many of these were family members.Harriet helped John Brown to recruit soldiers for his raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859. During the Civil War, she worked as a nurse, scout, and spy for the Union. She worked other jobs to raise money to continue to rescue slaves from Southern states.

Harriet Tubman

"The Moses of her People"1819-1913

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Important Life Events

*Married John Tubman in 1844. *Escaped slavery in 1849 and traveled North. *After the Civil War, she lived in Auburn, New York.*Founded the Harriet Tubman Home for Aged Negroes, and fought for voting rights for blacks.

"I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train of the tracks, and I never lost a passenger."

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."



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